HABAU secures major construction project in Salzburg

Construction start: Mid-November 2023
Client: State of Salzburg
Investment volume: approx. 195 million euros
Floors: 13
Total cable length: 700 kilometres
Hybrid-timber construction: 2,500 wooden beams and 540 wooden supports
Scheduled end of construction: Late 2026

By the end of 2026, the Provincial Services Centre in Salzburg will be constructed with an investment of 195 million euros in a consortium consisting of HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. and Swietelsky AG. The new building will provide new jobs for around 1,200 state employees.


Mid-November 2023 saw the start of the construction of the new Provincial Services Centre on the 10,000-square-metre plot next to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof. On behalf of the state of Salzburg, the consortium of HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. and Swietelsky AG was awarded the contract as the general contractor for the large-scale, 195-million-euro project following an extensive tender process. Groundbreaking is planned to take place in January 2024, with completion anticipated for the end of 2026.


“As a general contractor, we are proud to be involved in a project of such major importance. Thanks to our extensive experience and in-depth expertise in structural engineering, we will implement this modern services centre with the utmost precision alongside our consortium partner, making a lasting contribution to the development of Salzburg in doing so”, says HABAU GROUP CEO Hubert Wetschnig. “We would like to thank our client, the state of Salzburg, for their trust in us, and look forward to a positive cooperation.”


13 floors for up to 1,200 employees

The new building, which in future will house around 1,200 state employees, consists of a total of 13 floors: nine upper floors, the ground floor and two underground levels, which will be built centrally with cantilevered elements. From the third upper floor onwards, the office building will be realised using hybrid-timber construction, consisting of around 2,500 wooden beams and around 540 wooden supports.


17,200 steps, 13 lifts and approx. 1,800 doors will be integrated into the new Provincial Services Centre at the corner of Elisabethstraße, Kaiserschützenstraße, Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße and Karl-Wurmb-Straße. A total of 700 kilometres of cable will be laid and around 4,500 pivotable photovoltaic panels installed on the façade, with a maximum output of 721 kilowatt peak. 285 bored piles will extend approx. 40 metres into the ground and bear the weight of the future building.